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aleks sierz

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Aleks is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre and Rewriting the Nation, co-editor of theatreVOICE website, and works as a journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large.

Articles By Aleks Sierz

Changing Destiny, Young Vic review – an epic literary discovery

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Oleanna, Arts Theatre review - Mamet on power and tragedy

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Out West, Lyric Hammersmith review – not quite a hat trick

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Walden, Harold Pinter Theatre review – where’s the emotion?

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Harm, Bush Theatre review – isolation, infatuation and intensity

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Tarantula, Southwark Playhouse online review – spine-tingling love and trauma

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Angela, Sound Stage online review - tender and time-shifting

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Barn Theatre online review - a dazzling adaptation

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The Band Plays On, Sheffield Theatres online review – to Sheffield with love

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Typical, Soho Theatre online review - powerfully poetic and painful

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Shook, Papatango online review - strongly acted, but depressingly predictable

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Overflow, Bush Theatre review – fear, fury and fun

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A Christmas Carol, Bridge Theatre review - deluxe seasonal storytelling

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What a Carve Up!, Barn Theatre online review – ingenious whodunnit

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Little Wars, Union Theatre online review - richly emotional, but formulaic

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Quarter Life Crisis, Bridge Theatre review – slender and superficial

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